About Dr. Larry Burk
Let Magic Happen follows Dr. Burk’s journey from his professional training in conventional medicine and radiology to his alternative path into the world of holistic medicine. Along the way he has practiced and published papers in the diverse disciplines of musculoskeletal radiology, hypnosis and imagery, acupuncture, integrative medicine, energy psychology and parapsychology. Larry grew up in Pittsburgh. He finished his undergraduate chemistry degree at Duke University in 1977, then returned to the University of Pittsburgh for medical school and radiology residency. He spent a year as a pioneering MRI researcher at the Pittsburgh NMR Institute before going to the University of Pennsylvania for a musculoskeletal radiology fellowship in 1986. His academic career in radiology focused on MRI of the knee and shoulder from 1987 to 2004 including faculty positions at Jefferson Medical College, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Duke University School of Medicine. He was section head of musculoskeletal radiology at Duke University Medical Center from 1993-1996 and Associate Professor of Radiology.
His involvement with the National MRI Safety Committee in the 1980’s led to his interest in alternative medicine along with his Dad’s seven- year journey with renal cell cancer from 1987 to 1994. Concerns about claustrophobic MRI patients generated his interest in imagery, and his curiosity about the health effects of electromagnetic fields stimulated his passion for acupuncture. He took his first course in hypnosis in 1990 and completed the UCLA Acupuncture Course for Physicians in 1998. That same year, he co-founded the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine and acted as Education Director until his departure from Duke in 2004 to set up his consulting business, Healing Imager, PC. He now does teleradiology for NationalRad and integrative medicine for Oriental Health Solutions, LLC.
Dr. Burk’s experiences in the 1990’s with numerous talented medical intuitives led to his involvement in parapsychology at the Rhine Research Center. He did research on intuitive medical diagnosis and was Rhine Board President in 2007-2008. He is a founding board member of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition. Since 1990, his interest in altered states of consciousness has included experiences with shamanic journeying and power animals, especially his favorite, the jaguar. In 2002, his career moved further toward a healing path when he learned dynamic interactive acu-bodywork (DIA) from Dr. Michael Greenwood, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) from Gary Craig and Carol Look. He went on to become a Certified Energy Health Practitioner through the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology in 2010 and was certified in hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in 2011. He now combines EFT and DIA with hypnosis and dreamwork in his current holistic medicine practice.
Larry is uniquely qualified to write about Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist. He has experienced many magical synchronicities in his career and life that have guided him along his journey. Many of these healing stories stem from mind-body-spirit techniques that he was privileged to learn from numerous generous teachers. He looks forward to sharing the magic with sincere seekers everywhere.
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